How To Make Soya Mince
Soya mince is a versatile and nutritious protein source that can be used in a variety of dishes like chilli, spaghetti bolognese, shepherd's pie and more!
In this article, we'll teach you how to make soya mince and add it to your favourite recipes.
What is Soya Mince?
Soya mince, also known as textured vegetable protein (TVP) or texturized soy protein (TSP), is made from soybeans. It's a high-protein, low-fat and cholesterol-free meat substitute. It comes in small granules or chunks and can be rehydrated in water or vegetable broth to create a texture similar to ground meat.
Why Use Soya Mince?
Soya mince is a great alternative to meat for people who want to reduce their meat consumption or adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet. It's a cheaper and healthier protein source that can be easily incorporated into various dishes.
In addition, soya mince is also a more sustainable option for the environment. Producing soybeans requires less water and generates fewer greenhouse gas emissions than producing meat. It also takes up less land, meaning that we can use it more efficiently to feed more people.
How to Make Soya Mince?
- 1 cup of dry soya mince
- 3 cups of vegetable broth or water
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 1 teaspoon of cumin
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Put the dry soya mince in a large bowl and pour the vegetable broth or water over it. Stir well and let it soak for 10-15 minutes, or until it's soft and rehydrated.
- Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
- Add the chopped onion and minced garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the onion is translucent.
- Add the rehydrated soya mince to the pan and stir well.
- Add the paprika and cumin to the pan and mix well.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until the soya mince is lightly browned and has a texture similar to cooked ground meat.
Congratulations! You've just made your own soya mince.
How to Store Soya Mince?
Soya mince can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months. Before using it again, thaw it in the refrigerator or microwave and drain any excess liquid.
Soya mince is a great alternative to meat that's nutritious, affordable and sustainable. You can make it easily at home and use it in a variety of dishes. Give it a try and see how it can work for you!